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    Recruiting Skills for Today

    Date: April 20, 2023, 12:00pm
    Luke Majkut & Paul LaLonde
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    U.S. economy continues to maintain a strong pace of job growth heading into 2023. With a tight labor market spurring competition for workers at all levels and from all industries, the number of job postings remains above 10 million. The unemployment rate for the Chicago metro area is 4.7 and is still higher than the national rate of 3.6%. 

    Organizations are scrambling to fill open jobs due to the lack of qualified, available and motivated workers. Some are having to alter their goals because they can’t get the right people. This has a direct impact on the goods and services they can produce. 

    HR practitioners are  in the forefront in resolving these complex problems, such as.

    • Why are there fewer people in the market?
    • Why are we having so much trouble finding and retaining talent?
    • What strategies and methods can we employ to fill the gaps? 

    In this dynamic, interactive session, Paul LaLonde, VP People and Culture at CEDA, and Luke Majkut, Principal Partner at Rosso Recruiting, will share with us their expertise in putting together a viable recruiting strategy and developing a comprehensive recruiting plan. 

    Participants will be able to share their expertise with each other in interactive discussion groups.



    This Program, ID has been approved for 1.00  Webinar/Webcast/Podcast recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

    Meet the speakers:

    Luke Majkut, Principal Partner, Rosso Recruiting. 
    Luke is a recruiting search professional. His firm, Rosso Recruiting, specializes in helping employers find talent in the mechanical HVAC/R, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) industries, as well as sales, marketing, operations, and MSP IT teams. With years of experience in the industry including banking and finance, heavy commercial repair and service and government/non-profit, he uses the latest platforms and methods to identify and recruit the most in-demand candidates. His inclusive hiring practices ensures that the platforms of the future are created by a diverse group of individuals. Luke has a Master’s degree from Illinois Institute of Technology and a BA from the University of Illinois Chicago. Luke can be reached at either (847) 859-9995 or


    Paul A. LaLonde, SHRM-CP, VP of People & Culture for CEDA of Cook County
    Paul is a deliberate HR professional, who believes philosophy is a difference making pursuit in life and business. Learning, teaching, and being of service to others are his purpose. Currently, Paul serves as the VP of People & Culture for CEDA of Cook County, Inc. in Chicago. In addition, he serves as an adjunct professor at Joliet Junior College and operates his own consulting company, HR Logic, LLC. Paul is an alumnus of the SHRM National Blog Squad, named to Social Micole’s Most Inclusive HR Influencer List™, a recipient of the HR Unite! Community Award, and recipient of a Human Resources Today MVP Award for his blog HR Philosopher. He is also a bestselling author of the book People Fusion: Best Practices to Build and Retain a Strong Team. Paul is a proud husband, father, disobedient cat owner, Star Wars nerd, and metalhead. Connect with him on LinkedIn and Twitter at @HRPaul49.